Scheduled for 15-17 January 2013 and co-located with the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, the International Water Summit will bring together policymakers, scientists and business leaders to tackle the urgent water and wastewater challenges facing arid regions.
IDA will organise two sessions on the water-energy nexus. The Association will also convene its global Energy Task Force to develop strategies to further reduce energy consumption in desalination as part of the Task Force’s challenge to the industry to lower energy requirements by 20% by 2015. In addition, the IDA Desalination Academy will conduct day-long intensive courses on 14 January, offering two parallel tracks on desalination technologies as well as an advanced course covering membrane pre-treatment.